About Me

What if to live the life you dream you must first let go?

Hi there

I'm Shakirah--the other one. I'm a culture writer, speaker, and catalyzer.

When I was a little girl--eight years old to be exact--I had this audacious dream of impacting women around the world. I certainly had no idea what that would look like. I definitely didn’t understand the magnitude of what my eight-year-old heart was putting out as a hopeful wish in the universe. I just knew I had a burning desire to make a difference.

Today, as a writer and speaker, I've found myself connecting with amazing women. By sharing my personal story of how faith helped me to overcome brokenness, my hope is to encourage young girls and women across the globe to find their freedom and live an abundant life.

When I'm not glued to my MacBook, I'm either thinking of new and delicious recipes, running, spending time with the people I love, or hopping on a plane.

Though I'm a native New Yorker, I currently live in Washington, D.C.

Now that we've gotten formalities out of the way, why don't you stay a while?

Say Hi. Email me.


  • Ruin is a gift.- Elizabeth Gilbert
  • The world needs you to live your most heroic life.- Erwin McManus
  • God will never deny you the very thing you were created out of--His love.- Shakirah A. Hill